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Benefits Of A Mobile Fundraising App

Digital fundraising is the go-to choice for many charities and non-profits.

Whether it’s a school fundraiser or a national charity gala dinner, digital fundraising can make a significant difference to the amounts raised.

A popular digital choice is the mobile fundraising app. It’s a paperless system that allows fundraisers to manage silent auctions, live auctions, raffles and donations.

Incorporating a mobile fundraising app into your next charity event can boost revenue and decrease running costs.

Here’s how:

Reduces Errors

When using a mobile fundraising app your event becomes a whole lot easier to manage.

A traditional paper system requires volunteers and staff members to enter data into a spreadsheet. This is time-consuming and can also lead to errors.

A fundraising app guarantees accuracy throughout the entire process. From managing guest registration to collecting donations, the app makes sure each and every transaction is recorded and acknowledged.

Supports Transparency

A good mobile fundraising app will support live auction leaderboards, silent auction bid details and raffle ticket sales.  

Visible bidding details, e.g. outbid notifications or highest current bid, mean auction participants have full confidence in the bidding process and results.

Generates More Bids

A fundraising app gives a variety of opportunities to increase bid numbers.

The app allows you to launch your silent auction pre-event. This means high early engagement and more bids.   One GalaBid client raised 50% of their silent auction revenue before the night even started.

Because participants can see the current highest bid and receive bid activity SMS notifications, e.g. outbid alerts, they are always connected to the auction action.  This improves bidding activity by keeping the competition active around the clock.

The app also increases the bidding ‘pool’.   Online fundraising links for silent auctions, raffles and donations can be sent via SMS or through social media channels.  This increases your chances of attracting bidders from outside your immediate supporter base.

Makes Participation Easy

The convenience of mobile app bidding is undeniable.

A secure registration process means supporters can register easily before an event.  Participants simply access the fundraising app via a link sent to their mobile device and they’re ready to go.  

At live events, pre-registration reduces time spent organising auction bidding access. It can also mean fewer volunteers or paid staff are required to mange the auction

Saves Time

Digital fundraising decreases the time consuming administrative tasks.  An intuitive in-built CMS means associated tasks can be completed quickly and easily.

The mobile fundraising app supports automatic invoicing. Supporters are provided with a link so as they can make payment directly from their mobile device.  

It also issues digital payment confirmation and receipts. This means supporters can head home as soon as the event finishes rather than join a lengthy queue to have their prize payment processes.

Want to know more about the benefits of a mobile fundraising app? Get in touch.

About GalaBid

GalaBid is CrowdComms’ fundraising software, developed inhouse, which facilitates bidding, donations, purchases, payment for and management of all fundraising activities before and during live fundraising events, galas, golf days etc.


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